Broadband News

Catch up with the latest news in broadband and telecoms.

United Nations warns of ‘digital welfare dystopia’

The UN has warned internet users of handing over their data to ‘big tech’ and accused companies of exploiting the poorest users.

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BT and O2 launch 5G in the same week!

BT and O2 are the latest networks to enter the bitter high street 5G battle.

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UK Porn block for children has been scrapped.

The government’s controversial ‘porn blocker’ plan, mired in delays and problems, has been officially scrapped.

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Gigaclear undertake costly fibre install UNDER River Severn to reach rural customers

The upstart ISP embarks on ambitious plan to ensure rural customers have access to full fibre broadband!

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New rules bring full-fibre to apartment blocks

New measures help ISPs sidestep rogue landlords

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The rise of cryptocurrency scams: don’t get mugged

The rising interest in Cryptocurrency is leaving consumers vulnerable to scams.

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Hyperoptic welcomes new investment from KKR.

Leading global investment firm acquires the majority stake of UK ISP Hyperoptic after they announce plans to quadruple fibre coverage.

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Post Office officially the UK’s cheapest broadband deal

The latest victory in the price wars goes to Post Office with an amazing introductory offer for just over £15 a month!

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Plusnet price hike warning

Incoming broadband and phone price rises before Christmas

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Openreach trials new full-fibre tech

New deployment methods could make rollouts cheaper and faster.

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EE wins latest battle in 5G race, announcing further rollouts.

'Everything, Everywhere' live up to the name, extending their ultrafast mobile network to more cities across the UK!

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Major perks for new and existing BT customers – including Free Amazon Prime!

BT are offering some amazing freebies with their superfast broadband packages.

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50% of us care more about broadband than our relationship?

TalkTalk street survey finds half of people said they cared more about internet than family.

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Cybersecurity breaches on the rise warns research

Report finds cybercrime threat to increase 70% by 2024!

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Virgin Media to roll out new ultrafast gigabit broadband

The cable network launch their gigabit offering which is up to 20 times faster than the average broadband!

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Wind farm firm explore broadband boosting for rural areas

Good news for Scotland with plan to add coverage-boosting FWA’s to Scottish wind farms.

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Government gigabit broadband voucher scheme more successful than planned!

A government scheme offers businesses and homeowners up to £2500 to get full fibre!

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Amazon’s award winning wifi booster comes to the UK

Say goodbye to slow internet! Amazon introduce new plug in wifi boosters for the home.

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RIP cover letters – Alexa now has a job application app!

McDonald's teams up with Amazon and Google to offer voice controlled job applications

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TalkTalk promise more value and fairer price increases

TalkTalk lead the way with new pledge for 'fairer prices' and more 'transparency'.

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Sheffield “set the benchmark” with new Connectivity Charter

Less red tape for Openreach and new full-fibre builds.

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Student Broadband Survey 2019

Study reveals students are slaves to the web, and traditional media may pay the price

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Full-fibre coverage grows to 8%

Can nationwide fibre actually happen?

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Half a million homes without 10 Mbps broadband

Over 570,000 premises lack the basics for Universal Service Obligation.

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The next generation of streaming technology is here

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New study shows UK 5G is the slowest in the world

The fastest wireless broadband just isn't fast enough.

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Openreach change lanes and abandon G.fast

All current plans for G.fast deployment are officially under review.

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Facebook sinks deeper into hot water

A US federal judge calls Facebook's privacy policy "so wrong".

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Extra security for Firefox browser upsets ISPs

Broadband customers get cutting edge security for free, but ISPs don't want you to have it.

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100 towns get up to £25 million for better broadband and transport

New funding will "level up" towns across the North of England and Midlands

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